True Balance Blog

Welcome to the True Balance Blog

Here you will find blogs on Pilates, nutrition, wellbeing and general ramblings on life as well as useful tips for being healthy without losing balance. Living a healthy life is all about finding little ways to get a shot of "healthy" into your daily life and I hope these blogs will give you ideas for small actions that you can implement to be that little bit healthier.

Work on your positivity 

If you are looking for a practical way to work on your positivity why not try this simple worksheet. Just click on the PDF symbol to download it and get started...practice makes positivity! 

March 27, 2020

Hey everyone, 

Today I've recorded a short, gentle stretch video, great if you are feeling the stress of the current craziness or if you are feeling a bit stiff after a few weeks of no classes. I hope you enjoy it and as always I would love to hear your thoughts.

Gemma x

March 17, 2019

This is a post for the people who are tired, drained, overwhelmed, going through a tough patch. The people who have too much on their plates. Or just feeling a bit meh.

If that's you, I feel you! I'm 4 years into my sleep deprivation (thanks kid!) and the last year has...

September 1, 2018

Hello everyone,

As of October 1st I will be implementing some changes to prices and the way you book sessions. There are quite a few reasons for this which you can read further down if you want to but here is all the key info:

Option 1: this will remain as it currently i...

July 29, 2018

I hate fitness. Yep you read that right. Your Pilates instructor, a qualified fitness professional hates fitness. But you know what I hate more...how my body feels without it. 

If you have been around any length of time you'll know that I was diagnosed with a whole load...

June 18, 2018

Let's talk meditation.

I'm guessing as soon as you read that you pictured someone sitting cross legged on the floor, omming away, maybe even a bit of incense floating about, mind clear of any thoughts.  

Well stop right there!  That's ONE version of meditation. It's a...

July 7, 2017

If you read my blogs you’ll know that I was diagnosed with a condition called
Fibromyalgia a loooong time ago. I am lucky that Pilates and mindfulness I have been able to manage this. But I know that symptoms are made much worse by stress so I make it a priority to be...

July 5, 2017

So I often hear people saying things like "oh I  don't 'do' exercise" or "I'm too old/big/ unfit..." for all of that. With Pilates that simply isn't true! In all of my classes I make it my top priority to ensure everyone is working at the level that's right for them. W...

July 3, 2017

* Top tip *

Relax your shoulders! Well actually, move your shoulders. A lot of us end up so tense and hunched by the end of the day but with a little bit of maintenance throughout the day this feeling can definitely be reduced. Rather than wait til the evening when you...

June 27, 2017

Ok so I'm very familiar with those times where you have zero motivation. Maybe you've used it all up, maybe you are tired, or maybe you just hate the amount of effort required to live that "healthy lifestyle". So I thought  I'd share some tried and trusted tricks to he...

May 22, 2017

So me and my mummy bestie have a sentence we say to each other ALL the time... "it's just a phase". We say it when our babies won't sleep, when they are teething, when they refuse our beautiful cooked food, or any food for that matter. We say it to remind ourselves not...

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